Thursday, January 10, 2008

A Parisian Soiree

***This table was Designed by Lindeman Weddings and Events, photographed by Junebug Weddings and was featured by Northwest Meetings and Events Magazine online.***

An elegant trend for 2008…

Here are a few ideas for a Parisian Wedding

- Black and White Décor (mix it up with stripes and polka dots)
- Croquembouche (Cake made out of Cream Puffs. You can find them for a dollar or two per cream puff making this cheaper than a wedding cake as well as more creative.)
- A wedding dress from La Belle Reve (bridal boutique in Bellevue specializing in European
- Customized Wine Labels for the bottle of wine you give to your guests as a favor
- Find adorable and inexpensive bridesmaid’s dresses as White House Black Market (wait for the sales!!!)
- Eiffel Tower Ice Sculpture
- Don’t forget your ‘Merci’ notes!

A French Tradition: Cortège

This is a tradition you might want to incorporate into your ceremony if you have a lot of younger children in your extended family that would like to be in your wedding.

Usually 2-8 children are involved in the ceremony.

This is the group of people that walk down the aisle during the ceremony procession:

The Bridal Couple

…Usually 2 little girls and 1 little boy walk down the aisle acting as the ring bearers. The Father and Bride follow.
Then 2-4 more children walk down the aisle after the bride to assist with the dress, veil, etc.

All of the children exit first in the recession, sprinkling rose petals for the bride and groom to walk over.

Cortège: a group of people who follow and attend to some important person.